12 Oct '17, 6pm

#Landsat imagery from October 11 shows large portions of #SantaRosa scarred and destroyed by fire:

Devastating wildfires have burned through California’s wine country since October 8, 2017, taking dozens of lives and leaving thousands of people homeless. Even communities distant from the fires have been plagued by poor air quality , as the smoke plumes have darkened skies and canceled school and other activities across the region. On October 11, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired the data for these false-color images of the fires near Santa Rosa and other communities in Northern California. The images are composites combining shortwave infrared, near-infrared, and green (OLI bands 6-5-3) with natural color (bands 4-3-2) and a thermal infrared signature (TIRS, band 10). These combinations make it easier to see through the smoke to the burn scars and the still-active fires. In the past week, 21 wildfires have ignited in Napa, Sonoma, Solano, and Mendo...

Full article: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php...

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